At 1200 PM MDT (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Lidia was located near latitude 22.5 North, longitude 110.0 West. Lidia is moving toward the north-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue through Friday, with a turn toward the northwest expected Friday night. On the forecast track, the center of Lidia will pass near or over the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula during the next few hours, and then will move over the peninsula through Friday night.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph (105 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is possible during the next few hours. Weakening is expected tonight through Friday night as the center moves over the Baja California peninsula.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km) from the center. The Cabo San Lucas International Airport recently reported sustained winds of 58 mph (93 km/h), while a Mexican automated station near Cabo San Lucas recently reported sustained winds of 70 mph (113 km/h) and a wind gust of 90 mph (145 km/h) at
an elevation of 735 ft (244 m).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 991 mb (29.26 inches).
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